Neighbourhoods in Action
The following events and projects are just some of the activities supported through the Neighbourhood Grant Program. Whether working together on a neighbourhood enhancement project or event, these residents have all contributed to improving the quality of life in their neighbourhoods.
Read their stories and get inspired to grab your neighbours and get started on your neighbourhood enhancing idea.
Past Events and Projects
Do Good Recklessly (Together A p a r t Grant)
Small gestures can have big impacts. This resident used the Together Apart Grant, as well as funding from United Way of the Lower Mainland to set up a Facebook page to facilitate acts of kindness. Anyone can contact the page with information for someone who could use a smile. Then every Sunday, this resident and a group of volunteers deliver bouquets of flowers to those who could use them. They have delivered over 250 bouquets to the community so far!
The Grove Coming Together (Together A p a r t Grant)
The project organizer left sanitized sidewalk chalk kits at the houses of participating neighbours so their children could decorate their neighbourhood with beautiful art and messages of encouragement. The kids all came out to decorate their sidewalks at the same time so neighbours could reconnect from a safe distance.
Monte Vista Sidewalk Chalk Activities (Together A p a r t Grant)
The project organizers decorated their street’s sidewalks with positive messages and activities for neighbours and passersby to enjoy. This family also painted rocks to leave around their community as added encouragement for the neighbourhood.
Team Community Building (Together A p a r t Grant)
A team of community minded residents painted Kindness Rocks together from a distance and added some encouragement, humour, and kindness to the Vedder Rotary Trail!